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Mary Washington College 

Friday, December 11, 1942 

Vol. XVL— No. 12 

Freshmen Led 
By Tracy Have 
Successful Show 

Lof tis Again Winner 

Did you see the cross-halls of 
Virginia Dormitory a few days 
a go? Here, as pretty a sight as 
you have ever seen, was presented 
the Freshman Doll Show. Under 
the sponsorship of the Freshman 
Class headed by Frances Tracy 
and the members of the Freshman 
Commission. Each member, with 
her committee, was responsible 
for the making and dressing of one 
rag doll. These were made of mus- 
lin and were stuffed with cotton 
batting. Let's give a rousing cheer 
to those mothers who sent such 
pretty scraps of material. For 
two weeks prior to the event it 
was not unusual to see the girls 
in Frances Willard sitting in the 
middle of the floor with yards and 
yards of material about them, 
sewing away at top speed. Oh, ex- 
cuse me, didn't we notice careful 
machine-stitching on those gar- 
ments ? 

The dolls were judged upon 
the merits of workmanship, orig- 
inality, completeness of wardrobe 
and "playability." Judges were 
Miss Lillie Turman, Dean of 
Freshmen, Mrs. Reichenbach, and 
Mrs. Ross, voice teacher of the 

It was not easy to pick a winner, 
but you tell us if you don't think 
that the doll of Betty Lou Loftis 
was not outstanding. Picture a 
bride in a white satin gown with 
a filmy veil decking her black 
curls, costume complete even to 
the shower of rice. And her trous- 
seau included clothes for every 
occasion. One admiring spectator 
was heard to say, "I'd love to 
dress her." Wouldn't we all? The 
red ribbon was awarded to Sonny 
Brown's doll: a sweet, fair-haired 
lady in a gay flowered frock who 
was glanked by two chocolate- 
colored (socks, I bet) doll guard- 
ians. Turn the little lady upside 
down, however, and we have a 
darling little colored mammy in a 
bright checkered dress. Third prize 
went to Sammy May whose doll 
was unique in the possession of a 
red, embroidered mouth, a colorful 
gown with matching parasol and 
a dark blue cape to keep her warm. 
To Pat Mathewson's doll was 
awarded the white ribbon or honor- 
able mention: this Miss Blondie 
wore a blue and white checkered 
pinafore and was even graced with 
a flower on her muff and rouge on 
her cheeks. And didn't you notice 
that roguish "come hither" ex- 
pression in her eyes? 

Attractive dolls with tastefully 
arranged wardrobes were prepared 
b y all other groups headed by the 
commissioners: Stuart Williamson, 
Mary Jane Webster, Beverly 
Beadles, Kitty Coleman, Ellen 
Turnbull, Mim Riggs, Pat Griffin, 
Marie Abell, Ann Colbert, Mickey 
Dickson, and Betty Scott. 

Dolls were on display Tuesday 
and Wednesday and were then 
shipped to the Blue Ridge Sani- 
torium in Charlottesville, where 
they'll make delightful Christmas 
Presents for the youngsters there. 

Fill those boxes to the brim 
Help the ones whose lives are 

And pleasures slim. 

The poetry is not so good, but 
the idea is excellent — the Y 
boxes for old clothes mean 
something to us. We can give. 
If we do, they will mean some- 
thing to people in need — they 
can have. Don't neglect the Y 
°ld clothes box on your hall. 

Mm% Christmas afa All 

January 16th— Date 
Set For "Kind Lady" 

Peanut Week 
Invites Fun; Formal 
Dinner Climax 

Well, it looks like Peanut Week 
is just about over; and the little 
gifts and notes flying around the 
campus have been many and var- 
ied. There's been a lot of whisper- 
ing outside of doors and a lot of 

One of the cutest things that we 
saw was a pair of little wool dolls, 
not at all like the little wool dolls 
that we all make. The female of 
this pair had a little green crochet- 
ed skirt and the little boy wore 
overalls. Both had -yellow hair, but 
over Mary's pigtails was a tiny 
crocheted hat. They were darling, 
and we'd like for the girl that 
made them to teach us. 

For that matter, there were all 
kinds of dolls around. One that I 
saw had a body made from an 
orange and marshmallow head and 
arms. Attached was a note that 
said, "Mr. Five by Five says 
'hello'." The girl across the hall 
received one which had been con- 
trived from a bone hair pin, a piece 
of candy, a straw, and a piece of 

Another snappy little trick was 
a jack-in-the-box affair. The clever 
shell fashioned a box, covered it 
with red nail polish, and put in- 
side a little whoozit that jumps up 
when the lid comes off. Clever 

A lot of shells followed the be- 
lief that the way to a college girl's 
heart is through her stomach. 
There were candy bars, animal 
crackers, coca-colas, and Nabs. 

Some smart little shell sent her 
peanut a postage stamp to use on 
a letter to her boy friend. Another J 
thoughtful soul sent an aspirin — 
Continued on Page J ' 

Southern Grill 
Scene Of Modern 
Portias' BShquet 

Modern Portias held its an- 
nual banquet at the Southern 
Grill in town Friday, December 
4, 1942. For many years now 
this English club at Mary Wash- 
ington has arranged this formal 
social occasion for the purpose 
of getting the new members bet- 
ter acquainted with each other. 

Dr. Shankle sponsor of the 
club acted as host and gave a 
very fine talk after the delicious 
chicken dinner. A program was 
planned but it had to be cut 
short because the girls wanted 
to be back on "the hill" in time 
for the Beauty Contest. 

One incident that added to 
the interest of the banquet was 
a message Dr. Shankle received 
during the dinner which was 
followed by the appearance of 
Miss Joyce Davis in "street" 
clothes. The message was from 
Miss Davis, who was program 
chairman for the dinner, to the 
effect that she would like to 
take part in the festivities of 
the evening although she was 
not dressed for the occasion. 
Dr. Shankle said, of course, she 
must come. Miss Davis' appear- 
ance was explained in that she 
had been delayed at the print- 
er's office where she was at- 
tending to "The Bullet" of which 
she is editor. 

Continued on Page 2 . 

Story Based 
On True Facts 

"KIND LADY" by Edward 
Chodorov, to be presented by 
the Mary Washington Players, 
January sixteenth, is adapted 
from a true story by Hugh Wal- 
pole. The events in this play 
occurred in London, England; 
the facts on this case are on 
file in the English courts. It is 
very effective theatrically; sus- 
pense, tension are its highlights. 
"KIND LADY" is different from 
the usual "thriller"; reminiscent 
Continued on Page 7 

College Orchestra Makes 
Hit At Last Fall Chapel 

The Christmas spirit at M. W. C. 
was carried along by the delightful 
chapel program which was pre- 
sented by the college orchestra un- 
der the direction of Mr. Ronald 
Faulkner, last Tuesday. The girls 
of the orchestra were dressed in 
red, looking perfectly beautiful 
against a backdrop of night-sky- 
blue in which the Star of Bethle- 
hem shone forth. The program 
consisted of four selections: Pique 
Dame overture, the Prayer from 
Hansel and Gretel, The March of 
the Tin Soldiers, and Christmas 
Bells. The hit of the day came 
when the orchestra went smoothly 
into "White Christmas". Louise 
Randall sang the solo part while 
snow fell softly on a dimmed stage. 
Thanks to Mr. Faulkner and the 
girls for helping to assure us all 
of a Merry Christmas! 

Hear Glee Club 
Carol Sunday 

Annual Program 
Features Soloists 

The Glee Club of Mary Washing- 
ton College, under the direction of 
Miss Marion Chauncey, wiil pre- 
sent their annual Christmas Carol 
Program in the Auditorium of 
George Washington Hall on Sun- 
day afternoon, December 13th at 
4:30 o'clock. 

The seventy (70) members of 
the club will sing familiar carols 
and many carols from European 
countries. They will be assisted 
by the Glee Club Double Sextette. 
Soloists for the program will be 
Dorabelle Forrest, Margaret Brew- 
er, Muriel Duncan, Betty Ames, 
and Louise Randall. The violincello 
obligato parts for two pieces will 
be played by Marianne Kay. 

The piano accompanists will be 
Barbara Pugh and June Ellen 
Minnerly. Ada Clement will play a 
group of Christmas carols on the 
organ before the concert and will 
play for the singing of some of the 

All students of Mary Washing- 
ton College and their guests are 
invited to attend. 

The following program will be 

Christmas Music—Ada Clement, 
organist; Ave Maria — Arcadelt— 
Mary Washington Glee Club. 

Part One 

I. Prayer Perfect — Riley-Steu- 
son — Margaret Brewer; II. Halle- 
lujah Chorus from "The Messiah" 
— Handel — Mary Washington Glee 
Club; III. Carol of the Russian 
Children — White Russian — Mary 
Washington Glee Club; IV. Jesu 
Bambino — Pietro You — Dorabelle 
Forrest; V. Sleep, Holy Babe — 
Matthews — Mary Washington Glee 

Part Two 

I. Christmas Night — Slovak; 
Peace on Earth — Slovak; If I Had 
Lived in Bethlehem — B e t h u e 1 
Gross— Glee Club Double Sextette; 
IT. In the Sky a Wondrous Star — 
Muriel Duncan; III. Coventry 
Carol— Old English; Panis Angeh- 
cus — Frauck-Deis — Mary Wash- 
ington Glee Club. 


Part Three 

I. Familiar Carols — 1 Adeste 
Fidelis— 17th Century Latin ; 2 We 
Three Kings — Hopkins — Beulah 
Spain and the Glee Club; 3 It Came 
Upon the Midnight Clear— Willis; 

4 The First Noel — English — 
Ada Clement and the Glee Club; 

5 O, Little Town of Bethlehem— 
Brooks-Redner; 6 Joy To the 
World — Watts - Handel — Mary 
Washington Glee Club; II. The 
Holy City— Louise Randall; III. 
Softly the Stars Were Shining— 
Torovsky; See, Amid the Winter 
Snow— Old English; Birthday of a 
King— Neidlinger — Mary Washing- 
ton Glee Club. 

Part Four 
I. O Holy Night— A. Adam— Del- 
ma George and the Glee Club; II. 
The Angel's Song— William Stick- 
les — Betty Ames; III. Ava Maria — ' 
Schubert — Dorabella Forrest, Bet- 
ty Ames, and Louise Randall, solo- 
ists, Mary Washington Glee Club; 
IV. Silent Night— Gruber — The 
Double Sextette and the College 
Glee Club. 

The EPAULET will be ready 
for delivery Monday or Tues- 
day. We're looking forward to 
our first issue of MWC's liter- 
ary publication. Have you a 
subscription yet? 

Friday, IteeemUr ii, 


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Without sacrificing editorial independence or their 
right to make independent judgments, editors and 
staff members of this newspaper agree to unite 
with all college newspapers of the nation to sup- 
port, wholeheartedly and by every means at their 
command, the government of the United States in 
the war effort, to the end that the college press of 
the nation may be a united Voice for Victory. 


Walk up to almost any club president on the hill 
and ask her how her club is coming this year. Ten 
to one, the answers will all be the same, "Not so 

Since Pearl Harbor day or shortly thereafter, 
there has been a noticeable decline in extra-curricu- 
lar activities at Mary Washington. That lasted 
through last winter and spring and has been espec- 
ially evident since the start of school this Septem- 

What is the trouble? Does anone know? If so, 
the club presidents concerned would certainly ap- 
preciate a hint to the wise. 

We can only hazard a guess as to the reason for 
this marked lack of interest in activities. We'd say 
it's an unconscious lack of morale — or any less 
hackneyed word than morale, if you prefer. The 
war seems to have occupied our thoughts complete- 
ly, which is as it should be if we are to win. But 
there is still that home front to be taken care of. 

We remained in college at the outbreak of the 
war in order to further educate ourselves and to 
prepare ourselves to live fuller and more useful 
lives in the post-war world. Why are we letting our- 
selves and our nation down? 

The importance of extra-curricular is still what 
it always has been and more. A well-rounded edu- 
cation is that in name only unless one learns the 
practical as well as the theoretical side of college. 

Let's go back to the club we joined and then for- 
got. Let's join the clubs we've always wanted to 
and haven't. That way we'll do just that much more 
to help ourselves. We will also be doing that much 
more to help the war effort, for now under the dir- 
ection of the college Committee on War Activities, 
all clubs are being disbanded unless they are prov- 
ing helpful to the war effort. 

Our clubs need us and we need them. Uncle Sam 
needs us and we need him. Put two and two to- 
gether and only one thing is possible — more and 
better activities. 

ORCHIDS to Mr. Faulkner and 
the Orchestra for the very ef- 
fective and stirring Christmas 
chapel program on Tuesday, 
and to Mr. Jones for helping 
to stage it. 

ONIONS to vocalists or performers 
of any kind who consider the 
College Shoppe a proper place 
to demonstrate their so-called 

ORCHIDS to the Junior Class for 
its pulchrltudinous line-up of 
Mary Washington beauties. 

ONIONS to the girls who don't 
"Shell" out for their Peanuts. 

ORCHIDS to Mrs. Bushnell for the 
Christmas Carol to which we 
look forward at every dinner 

ONIONS to the girls who don't 
write to their friends in the 

ORCHIDS to the College Shoppe 
girls at the fountain who wait 
so patiently on us when we're 
three and four deep at the 

ONIONS to girls who stop in line, 
particularly in going in and 
out Dining Hall doors, tc have 
a chat. 

ORCHIDS to the Sergeant from 
Quantico who comes down 
every Monday night to drill 
with the Cavalry Troop. Under 
his command it will soon be 
marching with truly soldier- 
like precision. 

ONIONS to those two hours of 
agony known as examinations! 
What do we have to have 
them for anyway? 

ORCHIDS to those rare individuals 
who have studied all quarter 
and don't have to cram for 
their exams. 

This is the time of the year when the "goose 
hangs high" and a cheery holiday spirit prevades 
over all. 

This first quarter has held many memorable 
moments for all of us. We spent the first Thanks- 
giving for many years here on campus. The flood 
of course is not to be overlooked. It taught many of 
us a lesson that won't be forgotten very soon. The 
class benefits that have been staked have deserved 
a hand also. The addition of the art collection to 
the campus by the college administrators and the 
murals in Monroe have also been milestones this 

Altogether this fall has been most successful. 

The staff and sponsors of THE BULLET feel 
that the utmost co-operation of every person on 
the hill has been extended to them. We take this 
opportunity to wish you — each one — a very 
XEAR! We will be seeing you! 

Notice To Student Body 

The Library Staff is asking 
for the cooperation of the stu- 
dent body in returning all books 
to the library and paying all 
fines, before the close of this 
Fall Quarter. If this is not 
done, it will be necessary to 
withhold grades until these 
matters have been settled. 

Margaret D. Calhoun, 


Letter Received From 
Allied Friends 

Vyslanectvi Ceskoslovenske 

Republiky Czechoslovak 


Washington, D. C. 

November 28, 1942. 
Dear Mrs. Snyder: 

The Legation wishes to thank 
you again for the invitation to 
participate in your War Bond 
rally program last Thursday, 
November 26th. 

According to the report of 
Dr. Lauwers, the rally was a 
success from every point of 
view. She enjoyed the hospi- 
tality of the students and fac- 
ulty and was greatly impressed 
with the patriotic spirit which 
was evidenced in a concrete 
way by the splendid response 
in the buying of War Bonds. 

We should also like to thank 
you for having included in an 
already crowded program the 
reading of the message of Presi- 
dent Benes. An effort such as 
your College made is an example 
which every institution could 
well emulate and thus make a 
vital contribution toward final 

Sincerely yours, 
Vladimir Palic, 
First Secretary of Legation. 

What faculty member stand- 
ing on the corner of a busy in- 
tersection in Washington was 
heard to say, "How wonderful it 
is to see some goodlooking men 

Gene Autrey's expression "It's 
Round-Up Time" certainly fits 
on M. W. C.'s campus this week 
as everyone is being "herded" 
into studying and "coralled" 
into exams. 

Just a passing thought or ex- 
pression: "It's "round-up time" 
for those books overdue too in 
the library. Let's bring them 
in before something drastic has 
to be done! 

Still keeping to the western 
idea, there will be a lot of "bull- 
slinging" this week. 

The theme of last week-end, 
I understand for most of the 
girls was the new version of 
one of our latest song hits. It 
was "Praise the Lord and Call 
Up Quantico"! This shortage 
of "mail" and "male" up here 
is getting terrific! Mim Waters 
managed to have a mighty cute 
midshipman up here last week- 
end though. 

One of our most popular co- 
eds these days is Lt. Jim Cheat- 
um, Ruthie Birchett's man. I 
understand that it's being taken 
up in the treasurer's office about 
his paying tuition. 

Jane Goodwin's motto at play 
practice is "Two's company but 
three's a lot more fun!" 

That marvelous bulk of "six 
(6) feet, four (4) inches" sailor 
is really giving the Navy a lot 
of good, free publicity on the 

Joan Sheaffer came back from 
her trip to North Carolina, 
sparkling, but not quite as 
sparkling as that wondrous ob- 
ject on her third finger, left 
hand. We think you're mighty 
lucky to have someone like 
Jimmy but then he's a pretty 

fortunate man too! 

I understand Thelma McGaw's 
room looks like a photograph 
album! More power to her. 

Mr. Faulkner's Chapel pro- 
gram of last Tuesday made quite 
an impression on the whole 
student body. In movie langu- 
age, it would be called a "5-bell" 

Who was the girl who was 
seen combing her tresses on the 
street? That's not traditional at 
M. W. C. Ech! Teh! We each 
have a room. 

Why is it Dr. Reid hates to 
give his Saturday nights up for 
play practice? That's a "$64 

"Twink" Zirkle, Ola Lavore, 
and Frances Rice are being 
given special exams by Mr. 
Jones — something pertaining to 
Home Economics or sewing! 
For further information, see 
Frances. Don't let her evade 
the question! 

Just to change the conversa- 
tion a little: 

Wanted: A jitterbug teacher 
for Mr. Houston. In exchange, 

he offers rhumba lessons! 
Lost: Hilda Park's southern 
accent in her part in KIND 
Found: Where Martha Powell 
keeps her heart these days 
.... but I won't tell. 
Reward: For anyone who can 
guarantee a "White Christ- 
Until after the holidays, then, 
Merry Christmas and a Happy 
New Year! Have a good vaca- 
tion but, remember I'll be 


Staff Adds Apprentices After Trial 

We thought you would like 
to know who has been doing all 
the news reporting for The Bul- 
let this quarter. 

Betty Abbott, Patricia Crom- 
bie, Jessie Chatto, Shelley Ear- 
hart, Anna Fortmann, Eliza- 
beth Gorham, Elizabeth Harri- 
son, Rosalyn Hudgins, "Georgia" 
Hudson, Joan Lane, Anne Mac- 
Rae, Pat Mathewson, Micky 
Mills, Betty Moore, Hope Ogden, 
'Catherine Palmer, Pat Perry, 
Mary .Powell, _ Betty _ Pratt, 
Esther Shagan, Rosemary Shee- 
han, Anita Spivey, Rebecca 
Walker, and Margaret Ann Wil- 
son are the gals we love. 

In emergencies — such as we 
knew occasionally — the Journa- 
lism class came through! 

When you ask — who are the 
typists, we could reply that 
"Mickey" Kidd, Eleanor Wil- 
bourne, Helen Boyd, and Betty 
O'dell rushed copy from morn 
'til night. 

Martha Scott, Feature Editor 
tells us that Juanita Waltrous, 
Ariene Smith, Suzanne Norton, 
Hilda Parks, and Betty Abbott 
were responsible for those cute 
feature stories. If any of these 
girls stop to interview you, 
don't try to hide any secrets! 
They will find them out. 

The gals who deliver THE 

BULLET to you after we get 
through with it are: Margaret 
Long, Mattie Gibson, Meta Eps- 
burg, Mary Chilton, Dottie Rob- 
inson, Libby Phillips, Betty At- 
kins, Janice Worsley, Nettie 
Evans, Frances Cutchin, Anne 
Bailey, Anna Austin Roberts, 
Betty O'dell, Mickey Dixon, 
Anne Buchanan, Shirley Kinsey, 
Nellie Gray Gooch, Jerry Ras- 
mussen, Betty Short, Camille 
Spicer, Anna Fortmann, Shel- 
ley Earhart, Mcikey Mills, and 
Doris Crowder. 

Advertising under the direc- 
tion of Dot Drake and Jean 
Wade was solicited by Jeanne 
Shade, Louise Miller, Helen 
Douros, Virginia Arrow, Doro- 
thy Hiers, Jean DeShazo, and 
Catherine Powell. 

Kitty Avery and Anne Dawr- 
deit have been serving as proof- 
readers along with other mem- 
bers of the staff. 

Stacia Douros has in her art 
department, Helen Pappas who 
can draw a wicked straight line 
or track any photo down. 

There you have the latest 
names of people associated with 

If you want to work on your 
college paper and to add your 
name to this list, see the Editor 
at the beginning of next quarter. 


A. C. P.'s Correspondent Reports from Washington 


Right now the lid is down 
tight on information concern- 
ing the army's plan for sending 
drafted 'teen age men back to 
college. Officials and educa- 
tors here say it soon will be 
spelled out in detail. 

However, it is a virtual cer- 
tainty that all 18 and 19 year 
olds who are drafted — whether 
or not they're college men — 
will be eligible to take tests to 
determine whether they shall 
be assigned to colleges and uni- 
versities for technical and scien- 
tific training. 

They probably will be selected 
on the basis of education, as 
well as for "qualities of leader- 
ship, military ability and apti- 
tude for more education." 

It is unlikely the 'teen age 
plan will resemble the current 

"contract" arrangement both 
the army and navy already have 
with some colleges. Under the 
contract plan, men already to 
the services are assigned to col- 
leges for short periods of train- 
ing, usually three months. 

It appears that 'teen age men 
will get longer periods of train- 
ing of a highly specialized and 
intensive character. 

The back-to-college plan, or 

whatever it may be called, is 

likely to hit small arts colleges 

hard. The army and navy will 

probably take over the physical 

facilities of many of them to 

train men in techniral cubic ts 

The art of war leaves little room 

for other arts. 

* * * 

Radio singer Frank Sinatra 
at one time studiel civil e»»iJ'" 
neering at Stevens Tech, 

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Y Cabinet To Lose 
Ann Mason; Ada 
Clements To Take 
Her Position 

There will be a change in Y 
Cabinet at the beginning of the 
new year, with Ada Clements, 
popular Senior, taking the position 
as leader of the Y Choir. Ann Ma- 
son, now holding that place, is 
finishing her college work this 

Ada has been outstanding dur- 
ing her work here as a first-rate 
musician, always ready to help 
This recognition of her ability i£ 
one of many which have been 

Ann, who has completed the 
four-year course in slightly over 
three years, has majored in Public 
School Music, minoring in Com-' 
mercial and Elementary Educa- 
tion. Her college career was high- 
lighted by a year on Student Coun- 
cil, as house president of Cornell. 
She took over the choir in the 
spring of 1942. Tins summer she 
served as Vice President and Pres- 
ident of Y in the two summer 
quarters, and in September began 
again with Choir. 

And now there's the question of 
"a job." She is considering two — 
one teaching music in Virginia and 
the second stenographic work in 
Lexington Air Base near her home 
in Columbia, South Carolina. No 
matter where she goes from here, 
the gratitude and appreciation of 
the Y, Student Council, her friends 
— everyone who knows her — will 
go with her. 

Friday, December 11, 1942 


What's Cookin' 
Christmas Beside 
Turkey And Cake! 

With the vacation days just 
about upon us, the buzzing and 
planning goes on apace. Lots of 
us have big things planned, lots 
of us are just as excited about 
that long-anticipated trip home. 

Just about the most excited 
of the excited must be SYLVIA 
HERBST. Sylvia will be mar- 
ried during the holidays in Cali- 
fornia, will not be returning to 
Mary Washington next quarter. 
We hate to lose her, but — ! Our 
best wishes to you, Sylvia. And 
the same good wishes to MARY 
going to Florida to be married 
on Christmas Eve to Lt. John 
Rawlings. To BETTY HUNT- 
INGTON we also hate to say 
good-bye; Betty will be married 
during the holidays, at her home 
in Arlington. BERTHA MAC- 
PHAIL is very secretive about 
it all, but she has dropped a 
few hints about the Navy. And 
to wind up the weddings and 
engagements department, we 
find BETTIE GRIGGS is — no, 
not engaged — going to be a 
bridesmaid in a friend's wed- 
ding during the holidays. 

The New York theatres will 
be the Mecca of many Mary 
Washington girls during the 
next few weeks. MARY FRAN- 
CES FLYNN plans to really do 
the town up right while visiting 
her aunt, while BETTY LOU 
CARRIER hopes to work on a 
play for summer stock if she 
can manage time off from 
Princeton. ROSEMARY FAIR- 
BANK is devoting every other 
evening of her stay in New 
York to the plays, wants her 
friends notified that on the al- 
ternate evenings she can be 
found at Copa Cabana. 

Georgia Tech gets MARTHA 
CHERRY, Staunton Military 
Academy gets BETTY ATKINS, 
and Charleston's Citadel hopes 
that BETTY ABBOTT will 
grace their Christmas dances. 
been hearing some pretty ex- 
citing things about what goes 
on at West Point during Plebe 
Christmas. She is looking for- 
ward to a really gala time up 
there. EVELYN CASS will bej 
on hand for hte Massachusetts 
State College Military Ball. 

The sports department boasts, 

Twelve Seniors 
Graduate At End 
Of Fall Quarter 

There are an unusual number 
>f graduates for the Fall Quar- 
er this year, due to wartime 
'ccelleration of courses. Among 
:hose graduating before Christ- 
-nas are: RUTH PHYLLIS 
BAILEY — now finishing her 
iractice teaching at Bowling 
Ireen; very active in the musi- 
cal club, prominent member of 
L he swing band, the orchestra, 
md the band. 

°ER — an Elementary Education 
major, did her practice teaching 
•ight in her home town of Fal- 

ter known as Beebe, hails from 
\thens, Pa. She is taking her 
3. S. degree with Physical 
Education as her major, is plan- 
ning to teach Physical Ed. at 
Morrison High School in Den- 
bigh, Va. Her activity this fall 
us student head of hockey was 

now doing practice teaching in 
Richmond, will receive her B. S. 
in Education this quarter. She 
comes from Frandtown, Va. 

SON — of Richmond, will take 
her degree in Commerce, was 
member of Sigma Tau Chi, 
Mary Washington Players, Epau- 
let staff. 

— of Orange, taking her B. S. 
in Elementary Education. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., will receive her 
B. S. in Education, hopes to join 
the WAVES or to teach social 

from Lovetesville, Va., is leav- 
ing with a B. S. degree in Public 
School Music, plans to take a 
position as elementary teacher 
in Loudoun County. 

TON — of Aberdeen, Maryland, 
is- taking her B. S. degree in 
Home Economics. 

MARY WALLACE— or rather 
Mrs. Mary Wallace Huskey, 
member of Modern Portias and 
the Choral Club, among her 
other activities. 

— of Exmore, Pennsylvania, tak- 
ing her B. S. degree in Home 

graduating. However she could 
not be reached for an interview. 

To these girls we all join in 
the best wishes for a bright fu- 
ture, and we hope to see you 
back here with us for a visit in 
the near future. 

quite a variety, with MONIKA 
DAHL donning her skis at every 
possible chance, ANGIE VEREN- 
IS not only skiing but ice- 
skating and tobogganing in the 
Maine snows, and BETTY AMES 
basking in the Florida sunshine 
at Atlantic Beach near Miami. 
TY B. SMITH are counting on 
a little fox-hunting at Fort Ben- 
ning, Georgia; and speaking of 
sports, sporty is the word for 
their transportation to the Peach 
State. Betty's roommate, MAR- 
GARET HUDSON, is the proud 
possessor of the keys to the cute 
green convertible parlted near 
the library, has also the gas 
tickets to get the car home. 
She is driving it home for her 
cousin, who has gone over-seas, 
so doesn't feel unpatriotic about 
the whole thing. LAZELLE 
ANDERSON will be the fourth 
on the trip. 

In the line of interesting holi- 
day jobs is that of MARIA 
ABELL, who will spend ten 
days with the Weather Bureau 
in Washington. Maria is look- 
ing forward to a camping trip 
on the Potomac for a holiday 
treat, also promises to do a good 
job of celebrating New Year's I 

Poster Display 
Arranged By Mr. 
Graves' Class 

By the time the printer's ink 
is dry on this, we hope you all 
will have seen the poster display 
outside the College Shoppe — 
hope you stopped out there and 
took a good look at them and 
absorbed the message oh each 

When Mr. Boyd Graves went 
to the annual meeting of the 
Virginia State Education Asso- 
ciation in Richmond, he brought 
back with him samples of post- 
ers from government agencies. 
Their purpose is to promote the 
sale of bonds and stamps and to 
stimulate production in defense 
industries. These were turned 
over to a committee in Elemen- 
tary Education 311, which put 
the posters on display in Chand- 
ler Hall. 

Many of the posters empha- 
sized the dangers of talking too 
freely and too much. One of 
the most appealing was the one 
which pictured a little girl 
clutching the photograph of a 
soldier: "What you're making 
may save my daddy's life." 

The class found that a study 
of the posters was helpful in 
clarifying art education prin- 
ciples that apply to the making 
of posters by children in ele- 
mentary schools. 

Jean Boyle was chairman of 
the committee which was ap- 
pointed to put up the display. 
Members of the committee were: 
Mae Barnes, Isabel Hilldrup, 
Cena Carswell, Mary Emeline 
Hall, Anna Austin Roberts, Lib- 
by Phillips, Louise Cook, Vir- 
ginia Wells, Caroline Watts, 
Nancy Gravatt, Phyllis Quinby 
Mary McCrane. 

be telling!" However, her room 
mate told us that a certain gen- 
tleman named David would prob- 
ably be taking care of the situa 

The Army, Navy, and Marinf 

Corps have granted some Christ 

mas furloughs which are making 

lots of the girls very happy 

Continued in last column. 

Dear Santa Claus: 

This year M. W. C. girls are 
mailing their Christmas list 
early. We have an extra long 
vacation so we're hoping you 
won't forget a single thing, l 
guess you'll have a pretty big 
job, but we're pledging all our 
efforts to helping you give 
everybody the biggest Christmas 
yet — one which will last us a 
lifetime and for which we will 
be richer in body, mind, and 

Here's the list and we hope 
we've been good enough girls 
to have them all: 

1. Perfect health with which 
to perform the extra duties ex- 
pected of us as citizens of a 
country fighting for what it 

2. Unflinching courage to ful- 
fil a purpose each of us has in 
achieving victory. 

3. The incentive to produce 
an unprecedented scholastic rec- 
ord in the coming year. 

4. The spunk to meet on- 
coming handicaps, disappoint- 
ments, and even hardships 
brought on by the war, like good 

5. The will power and de- 
sire to do without so many in- 
cidentals in order that we may 
buy more war stamps and 

6. More time to devote to 
defense projects. 

7. Buoyant spirits that we 
may laugh at trouble and en- 
courage the disheartened to do 
the same. 

Wishing for you, Santa, a 
Merry, Merry Christmas, and A 
Prosperous New Year! 

MWC Student Body. 

P. S. Please don't forget 
the candy and firecrackers if 
you still have room! 

Here's proof that Mary Washington girls are the prettiest girls 
| we know! The judges, after much debating, presented Myron 
When we asked FRANCES Russell Ten Eyck, winner, the silver loving cup and Nancy Aitch- 
TRACY what her plans were, i son > runner-up, a Defense Stamp nose-gay at the annual Beauty 
she would only say "That would! Contest sponsored by the Junior Class. 

Increasing Value Of 
Foreign Languages 

By J. H. DODD 

Traditionally students have 
assumed that there is little re- 
lationship between foreign lan- 
guages and commerce. And be- 
cause of our large population 
and wide extent of territory, 
the attitude has had consider- 
able justification. But the 
peace will bring about condi- 
tions that will create a new re- 
lationship between languages 
and business. When peace 
comes, young women who can 
speak and write a foreign 
language and who are trained 
in the skills and knowledge of 
business will find the area of 
employment opportunity very 
greatly expanded. American 
interests — business, industrial, 
military, educational, and relief 
activities — will extend to all 
parts of the world. To aid in 
carrying on the work of the 
representatives of our business 
concerns, philanthropic organi- 
zaitons, and government in 
other countries will require a 
large number of clerical work- 
ers, including secretaries, stenog- 
raphers, bookkeepers, machine 
operators, filing clerks, and 
others. And it will be necessary 
that they be familiar with the 
language of the people in the 
region where they will work. 

Indicative of the interest 
which American universities 
and colleges are beginning to 
give to our post-war relations 
with other parts of the world is 
preparing a program of "Foreign 
Areas Studies." This program 
will be designed to train col- 
lege graduates in the customs, 
language, government, and his- 
tory of various regions of the 
world. It is intended especially 
for engineers, economists, execu- 
tives, and relief workers, as 
well as other specialists, who 
look forward to positions in 
foreign countries after the war. 
The program will include 
courses in languages and cus- 
toms of Japan, China, Russia, 
Germany, France, Italy, Spain, 
and Portugal. 

It is evident that here is a 
phase of post-war planning that 
will have much personal appeal 
to many forward-looking young 
men and women. It is probable 
that the opportunity for em- 
ployment in a foreign country 
ifter the war, if one is well 
trained in business, will be 
limited only by his or her 
ability to write and speak a 
foreign language. 

about it all. Among the hap- 
oiest is JO WALKER, whose 
brother will be home on a short 
furlough during her holiday. 
JOY PRIDEAUX posts warning 
to the Boston night clubs that 
they are going to be done up 
thoroughly, in a lady-like, non- 
incendiary fashion. Her part- 
ner in merriment will be one 
Pvt. Ryan, U. S. M. C, whose 
furlough coincides with Joy's 

impartial with her favors — is 
dividing her time between Fred- 
sricksburg, Richmond, Washing- 
ton, Philadelphia, New York, 
and all points nor — pardon, this 
is not a conductor speaking. 

Country club dances, parties 
of all kinds galore — but receiv- 
ing the largest number of votes 
=is to popular holiday diversions 
were eating and sleeping. 

There are lots of girls who 
are planning to donate a good 
part of their holidays to the Red 
Cross, to the U. S. O., and to 
other worthy organizations. We 
say more power to them, and 
let's hope that each and every 
Mary Washington girl can find 
a little time and energy for just 
that sort of contribution. We 
are all anxious for a holiday, but 
don't let's forget that the war 
won't pause even for an instant, 
Christmas season or not. 

But here's to a wonderful 
time for all — Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year! 


Friday, December 11, 1942 

I r 



Dramatics Department And Behind 

Speech And Your 


You have just entered the room 
and you see someone who makes 
a particularly favorable impres- 
sion. That person has a pleasant 
face, is dressed tastefully and im- 
presses you as a person worth 

You are introduced to the per- 
son and then your original im- 
pression is either confirmed or is 
totally destroyed. The voice, the 
diction, the grammar may be a 
direct contradiction to all other 
"props" forming the personality. 

If the original impression 
changes for the worse, you are 
diappointed and change your at- 
tention to a more interesting in- 

Few people realize how speech 
is the give away of personality. 
It is perhaps not too much to say 
that the girl who is beautiful but 
literally dumb has as much chance 
for social success as the girl who 
is beautiful but murders the king's 
English. A handsome, well-groom- 
ed man or woman is cheating him- 
self, as well as the group of 
friends which forms his little 
world, if he promises a cultured, 
well-bred personality by a nice 
surface appearance and then dis- 
appoints his friends by uncouth 
speech habits. 

The final test of a person's per- 
sonality, socially speaking, is the 
way he speaks. 

Here at Mary Washington we 
are attempting to accomplish what 
all schools of speech throughout 
the country are trying to achieve: 
the elimination of poor speech 
habits and the substitution of cor- 
rect diction, proper use of the 
voice and the ability to abolish at 
will any colloquialisms that might 
mar an otherwise good speaking 

It is amazing what can be ac- 
complished in one term if the stu- 
dent cooperates and tries earnestly 
to rid herself of her particular 
defect. In the first term, (speech 
230) she studies phonetics inten- 
sively and achieves, as perfectly as 
possible, the standard of good dic- 
tion that has been set by speech 
teachers throughout the country. 

A record is made of her voice 
for the purpose of showing her 
how her voice sounds to other 
people. Seldom does she recognize 
her voice as her own. This proves 
the poet Burns' adage about seeing 
or hearing ourselves as others do. 

In the second term (speech 231) 
with a phonetic basis already set, 
she can study to greater advantage 
other more specialized elements in 
the cultivation of a good voice. 

What is the ultimate aim in the 
study of speech? It is to speak 
well for public functions, for the 
radio, for oral performance in 
plays and for social contacts in 
general. This is the aim in part 
enly, however. The ultimate goal 
is to improve personality. 

A man or woman who has a 
pleasing voice, good diction and 
clear enunciation will go much 
farther in life than the individual 
who lacks these qualities. The 
study of speech is on the increase 
throughout the United States. The 
stage, radio and movies are in 
their own special way making us 
more speech conscious than we 
have heretofore been. 

"Lights, curtain, action" That's the cry that the M. W. Players 
will be hearing soon. Here's scene from play practice on KIND 
LAD'S without benefit of the scenery, costuming, or lights. It's 
practice like this that goes on for weeks before the final night 
actually arrives.' 

The Director And The Melodrama 


Local Talent 
In "Kind Lady" 

Charlie Moffit, who hails 
from Gary, Indiana, plays the 
part of a mean, sinister fellow 
in "KIND LADY." Charlie says 
that someday he would like to 
play the lead in a play, but di- 
rectors take one look at him and 
put him in a character part. 
Charlie has had heaps of ex- 
perience. While in Gary he 
did technical work in the Gary 

W'fon 1f.ftther!r»e Cornell or 
■ Maurice Evans stars in a play, 
there is sure to be a "sell-out" 
at the box office. If Bert Lahr, 
Beatrice Lillie or Ethel Walters 
is billed in any show, the the- 
atrical manager is practically 
certain that he can announce 
"standing room only." 

Why is this so? It is true be- 
cause these people have name 
value to the public. They are 
outstanding actors whose repu- 
tations as performers draw the 

How many people are inter- 
ested in, or vaguely recall, the 
name of the director of a show? 
Very few. The performers of a 
play get the attention and at- 
tract the theater-going public; 
the director is generally ig- 
nored or completely forgotten. 

The director, however, is the 
man behind the scenes who re- 
gards the actors as the puppets, 
and he must create them and 
mould them into a living ex- 
ample of the playwright's idea. 
The actors know this and, in 
general, regard his word as law. 
The director does more than 
merely tell people where to 
stand. He is the translator or 
interpreter of the playwright's 
idea of plot, characterization, 
mood, tempo, pace, etc. From 
a printed script he takes the 
story and makes of it a living 
illustration of the play itself. 

If the director lacks talent or 
imagination, the play will not as 
a rule "jell." If he does have 
these qualities, however, the 
play has a strong chance of 
going over successfully, regard- 
less of any lack of outstanding 
talent or scenic display. Do 
not misunderstand this state- 
ment, though, for good acting 
talent and technical skill are of 
great help to the director and 
lessen his problems consider- 

During recent years the 

Civic Theater. He played in 
Salisbury Maryland Community 
Players and Stock in Hoboken, 
New Jersey. While a member 
of Skeleton Company in the 
Baltimore Museum of Art, he 
nearly missed an important en- 
trance. He was playing the 
part of Faker England in "Room 
Service." At a certain cue he 
was supposed to stride onto the 
stage carrying a large bunch of 
bananas. He missed the cue and 
had to sneak on stage not even 
bothering to come through a 

Here's hoping he makes all 
his entrances in "KIND LADY." 
Be looking for him the sixteenth 
of January. 

Norman M. Reid 

movies have educated the pub- 
lic to consciousness of the ex- 
istance of the director. Hitch- 
cock, Capra, Lubitsch are names 
that guarantee a good show to 
the movie-going public. Guth- 
rie McClintic is a name that 
symbolizes more than merely 
competent direction of a play. 

Plays must be judged from 
the criteria of the play itself, 
the director and the actors. 

Some years back, this writer 
was interested in acting only. 
Why? Because the actor got 
the spotlight, the applause and 
the congratulations. With de- 
velopment along other branches 
of the theater, realization came 
of the infinite possibilities for 
development in the directing 
end of work. Now I wouldn't 
change places with any actor. 
I still prefer directing to any 
other phase of theatrical ac- 

Any aspiring director with a 
sense of "theater" will welcome 
the chance to direct melodrama. 
In this form of play is an op- 
portunity to appeal to the pri- 
mary emotions of the audience 
and to get an emphatic response 
that rewards all effort. That is 
treats for any director. 

"KIND LADY" is especially 
good theater material. Here 
the elements of suspense, ten- 
sion, mood and general atmos- 
phere are particularly signifi- 
cant. These are carried, through 
action and dialogue, right to 
the end of the play. When you 
see "KIND LADY" on January 
16 you will realize these facts 
in the actual illustration. 

Melodrama, then, while re- 
garded by connoisseurs of the 
theater as being far from the 
highest form of theatrical art, 
has as definite a place in the 
theater of today as in that of 
the past. "ANGEL STREET," 
and "UNCLE HARRY," all pres- 
ent Broadway successes, illus- 
trate the public's love for the 
melodramatic form. 

Of all these plays in the melo- 
dramatic group, I feel that 
"KIND LADY" is the best. It 
is the most delicately written 
and is modern in its phychologi- 
cal treatment of characters, and 
it is definitely "different" as a 
play. You will like it. 

Student Director- 
Flora Copenhaver 

Flora Copenhaver is student 
director of KIND LADY, and in 
this capacity is called upon to 
do everything from prompting 
and "feeding lines" to "phoning 
wives when husbands fail to be 
on time for rehearsals." She 
makes a charming hero (pinch- 
hitting for Mr. Houston) and is 
equally good at being carried 
on and off the stage by Dr. 
Castle when "Ada" isn't around. 

A student director's job is one 
that requires long hours, concen- 
tration, and experience. Flora 
has had much in her past three 
years at Mary Washington to 
prepare her for this job. She 
has done technical work on 
many of the plays, has had a 
leading role in one, and has di- 
rected a one-act play. Her ma- 
jor is dramatics, and she is 
practice-teaching in that field. 

Flora is the official "worrier" 
for the play. She worries about 
rehearsals; she worries about 
the performance. But her chief 
fear is that Dr. Reid will break 
his neck jumping onto the stage 
via a wobbly chair. She sug- 
gests that kind-hearted M. W. 
students build some steps or 
donate a good solid dynamite 

"Rehearsals don't become bor- 
ing," Flora remarks, "because 
something funny is always hap- 
pening on the sidelines where 
'Bashful' Archie Smith manages 
to entertain the technical work- 
ers to the amusement of the 
rest of us." 

When she finally returns to 
her dormitory, she is in either 
a very good or a very bad mood, 
depending upon whether the 
rehearsal has been good or bad. 
"However," (I quote her room- 
mate) "whether the rehearsal 
was good or bad, whether she is 
'up' or 'down', she is always 


* * * 




Evelyn Frances Rice 

Mr. Foster Mr. Boyd Graves 

Mary Herries Mary Vaughan 


Lucy W»eston_, Elizabeth 


Rose Nathalie Tallman 

Phyllis Glenning Hilda de 

Forrest Parks 
Peter Santard__Mr. Archie Smith 

Henry Abbott Mr. Levin 

Houston, III 

Ada Edwina Parker 

Doctor Dr. William Castle 

Mr. Edwards Mr. Charles 


Mrs. Edwards Jane Goodwin 

Aggie Edwards_ -Daphne Crump 

Gustav Rosenberg Mr. Emil 


Daphne Crump 
Plays Dual Role 

Daphne Crump has a most 
unusual role in KIND LADY. 
She is a pick-pocket, and a good 

one. "Aggie" can't sit still and 
can't keep her hands off things. 
Daphne explains "Aggie ain't 
brung up right." She has very 
little to say but a great deal to 

Daphne has done technical 
work on several layers' produc- 
tions, directed two one-act 
plays, and now is stage man- 
ager for KIND LADY. She is 
teaching dramatics successfully 
at Fredericksburg High School 
and hopes to make teaching her 
vocation. We know her person- 
ality will certainly help her in 
making a success of teaching — 
and of KIND LADY. 

Get Your 
Tickets Here! 

Because of the gas shortage 
and other "minor" details we 
are unable to go to "Broadway" 
to see the latest hit shows. 
Therefore, the Mary Washing- 
ton Players are bringing them 
to you, The Players' first pro- 

Alpha Psi Omega I 
Founded Here 1937 

Twenty-two Mary Washington 
students and seven faculty mem- 
bers have comprised the history of 
the Eta Eta cast of Alpha Psi 
Omega, national honorary college 
dramatic fraternity, since Mary 
Washington was granted a chapter 
in November, 1937. Of this total 
number, only three student and 
three faculty members of Alpha 
Psi Omega are still at the college. 

On the hill, as well as in college 
and universities throughout the 
country, the fraternity serves as 
an honorary goal to be achieved 
by aspiring amateur Thespians and 
as a guiding hand for dramatic 
work in general. Hard working 
Mary Washington Players have 
thoughts of making Alpha Psi 
Omega ever before them when 
painting scenery or reading 
Shakespeare for Players' present 

Only once to date has the Eta 
Eta cast departed from its purely 
honorary status and that was in 
the active sponsoring of the Play-, 
ers' presentation of "The Shining 
Hour" last year. However, the 
fraternity hopes to sponsor a 
dramatic production every year in 
the future. 

The chapter here was started 
by Mr. Bruce Loving, former dir- 
ector of dramatics, and Mr. Harold 
Weiss succesded him as director. 
The officers of the fraternity, have 
always been the same as the of- 
ficers of the Players; and the 
fraternity, since its founding, has 
been led by Presidents Miriam 
Carpenter, Mary Lou Wilcox, Lee 
Wingate Keith, June Stoll, Doro- 
thy Harrington and Mary Vaughan 

All over the United States, in 
more than 150 colleges, Alpha Psi 
Omega stands for the highest in 
college dramatics, and Alpha Psi 
Omega members always find them- 
selves welcomed cordially by mem- 
bers of fellow chapters. 

The Mary Washington chapter 
is one of the youngest in Virginia, 
other chapters in the state being 
located at Washington and Lee 
university, Lynchburg c o 1 le g e , 
Emory college, the University of 
Richmond, Roanoke college, 
Hampden-Sydney college and Vir- 
ginia Polytechnic Institute. 

In schools where there is no 
other dramatic organization, Alpha 
Psi Omega undertakes the pre- 
sentation of plays, but at Mary 
Washington the fraternity acts as 
counselor general to the active or- 
ganization, the Mary Washington 

Members are admitted at formal 
initiation ceremonies twice a year, 
having gained their right to mem- 
bership by acquiring 100 points, 
according to a special point sys- 
tem, through various types of 
dramatic work, both in the Play- 
ers and in other organizations or 
events sometimes calling for dra- 
matic work. 

At present the membership con- 
sists of Lee Hall, Catherine | 
Sprinkle, Mary Vaughan Heazel, 
Mr. Houston, Mr. McDermott and 
Mr. Faulkner. All alumnae mem- 
bers retain their membership fori 
life. Half a dozen or more Players 
plan to become eligible for mem- 
bership during this school year. 

duction this session will be 
given January 16 in George | 
Washington Auditorium. Tick- 
ets for KIND LADY will be onl 
sale in front of the College 
Shoppe, so come in immediately! 
following the holidays and get 
your choice seat. The prices of 
admission will be twenty-eight 
(28) and forty-four (44) cents. 
As heretofore, the forty-four 
(44) cent seats are the center 
section. All seats are reserved .[ 

It looks just like home over 
Hamlet House way — in her win- 
dow Willye Evans has Christ- 
mas lights, blue and red and| 
green, all entwined with holly 

fltiMEfrrrii m 

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Friday, December 11, 1942 


The Scenes Of "Kind Lady 

9 9 

M. W. Players 
and Their Aims 

Ever since State Normal 
school days in Fredericksburg, 
thirty-odd years ago, the girls 
on Marye's Heights have been 
putting on plays. That eternal 
dramatic urge is one that can 
never be smothered, and so, in 
order to put a bit more artistry 
into the flame, the histrionical- 
ly inclined students organized 
themselves into the Dramatic 

This Dramatic club stood the 
test of years. It constantly 
grew larger and better, and the 
girls gradually put on more, and 
more elaborate, productions. 

Five years ago, at the time 
when Fredericksburg State 
Teachers' college became Mary 
Washington college, the Dra- 
matic club became the Mary 
Washington Players. Since that 
time it has been functioning as 
the major dramatic group on 
the campus, working on presen- 
tations of its own and helping 
with dramatic presentations of 
other groups and organizations. 
The Players now include 42 
members and 94 apprentices. 
Interested girls are taken into 
apprenticeship by tryout work 
on one-act plays twice a year. 
After apprentices work on a 
major production, they are ele- 
vated to membership. 

The first induction of new ap- 
prentices this year will be held 
Sunday night, at which time 
about 80 students will become 
Players apprentices. At the 
same time, about 20 apprentices 
will be made members. 

The Players average two or 
three major productions of their 
own each year and help with the 
senior play. Two series of one- 
act plays are also presented 
annually, as the method of try- 
ing out aspiring apprentices. 

Working in conjunction with 
the Players are the classes in 
dramatic arts, most of the mem- 
bers of which are members of 
the club before starting the 
classes or become so during 
the course of the year. By 
becoming members, they are an 
integral part of the organiza- 
tion and also get point system 
credits for all dramatic work 
done. These credits, in suffici- 
ent quality and quantity, lead 
to life membership in the Mary 
Washington chapter, the Eta 
Eta cast, of Alpha Psi Omesa. 
national honorary dramatic fra- 

Ordinarily the club sponsors 
another undertaking which, for 
the duration of the war has been 
suspended. For the past half a 
dozen years groups of students 
and faculty members have gone 
to Richmond and Washington 
from three to six or seven 
times a year to see Broadway 
plays on tour. 

The Players are currently 
working on KIND LADY to 
be presented on January 16. 
and after that will begin work 
on the second production of the 
year, which has not yet been 
decided upon. 

Dr. Castle Carries 
Bodies Off Stage 

Doctor Castle must be cut out 
by fate to be a professional man, 
for he played the role of a 
lawyer in "Peg O' My Heart" 
last year and now he plays the 
part of a doctor in "Kind Lady." 

When asked how he liked the 
part, he replied, "Oh, it's much 
too strenuous. All I do is carry 
bodies off the stage." 

But what Dr. Castle is really 
worried about is the delay until 
January. He can remember one 
of his lines but he just knows 
he'll forget the other one. 

Well, Doctor, concentrate real 
hard and see if you can remem- 
ber that line 'cause we'll be 
listening for it on the sixteenth 
of January! 

Bobbie Fick 
Technical Director 

Bobbie Fick hails from Eliza- 
beth, New Jersey. Since her 
freshman year, Bobbie has taken 
part in dramatics on the hill. 
She was in "Sorority House," 
"Jane Eyre" and "Yellow 
Jacket." It is not strange that 
now she is technical director 
of "KIND LADY." Bobbie is 
majoring in dramatics and real- 
ly does like it. She used to 
have an ambition to make the 
theatre her career but a certain i 
young fellow changed her mind. 
By the way, housekeeping will 
soon be her career. Yes, it's 
wedding bells for Bobbie this I 

You can find Bobbie Fick al- 
most any afternoon or evening 
building scenery in Westmore- 
land. She enjoys being techni- 
cal director though it is a lot 
of work. 

Bobbie enjoys seeing plays, 
likes dancing, loves to eat and 
thinks horse back riding is a 
wonderful way to spend any 
extra time. 

Technical Crew 
For "Kind Lady 


Director: Dr. Norman Reid. 
Assistant: Flora Copenhaver. 
Stage Manager: Daphne 

Assistant and Call Girl: Jewel 

Designer: Mr. Donald Jones. 
Assistant: Barbara Fick. 
Scene Technician: Betty 

Building Carpenter: Marie 

Nettie Evans, Ginger Sher- 
lock, Martha Holloway, 
Marilyn Price, Cleo Chelekis 
Olga Lavore, Josephine 
Bruno, Merle Updike, 
Gloria Keppler, Bette Davis, 
Virginia Pumphrey. 
Stage Carpenter: Rosemary 

Crew: Same as above. 
Sound Technician: Gloria 

Scene Painter: Virginia 
Crew: Elaine Reifsnyder, 
Sylvia Herbst, Ada Clement, 
Alva Jenks, Jeanne Ever- 
Property Master: June 

Crew: Betty Schaeffer, Eliza- 
beth Gorham, Ruth Samuel, 
Catherine Sprinkle, Mar- 
garet Wilson. 
Lighting Artist: Dot Barrett. 
Crew: Sara Davis, Joyce 

Davis, Harriet Walls. 
Costumer: Marjorie Marek. 
Assistant: Louise Miller. 
Makeup: Savilla Tuttle. 
Assistant: Eileen Bousch. 

"Heave-ho, a'lifting scenery we will go!" That's the battle-cry 
of Sylvia Herbst, Rosemary Fairbank, Betty Ames, and Sara Davis 
as they merrily p<*ind nails and drag the new set around in West- 
moreland basement under Mr. Jenes' direction. 

Stage Designing And "Kind Lady" 

By Donald Jones 

Scene designing is a com- 
paratively new art of the the- 
atre, which, as practiced today, 
is founded on principles de- 
veloped in the latter half of the 
19th century by a quiet little 
German-Swiss villager with the 
soul of an artist and the mind 
of a dreamer. Adolph Appia 

is capable of staging effects that 
the playwrights are incapable of 
using effectively in their plays. 
The time is coming, however, 
when the playwright and the 
] scene designer will work closer 
and closer together, preparing 
productions that are unified, 
theatrical, and emotionally stim 

saw the plays and operas of j ulating — calling into play all 
his age, performed in the oper- : their varied arts and crafts. The 
atic tradition, and was disgusted College and Little Theatre 

Edwina Parker 
As Ada 

Most Mary Washington girls 
think of Edwina as a fairly 
sensible girl but now they are 
beginning to wonder, in fact, 
they're asking, "Is she really 
crazy?" They have reason to 
ask it too, for this freshman 
from Betty Lewis is taking the 
part of a mentally deficient wo- 
man for the third consecutive 
time. You'll remember her in 
"Murder at Mrs. Loring's" which 
was produced in summer school 
and in "The Siege," a one-act 
play given this fall. 

As "Ada" in "Kind Lady" 
Edwina has only four words to 
say, but you can't expect a wo- 
man with the mind of a seven- 
year-old to do much talking. 

Edwina lives in Kentucky. 
She has directed dramatics at 
Camp Daniel Boone, has won 
first place in Humorous Decla- 
mation, Kentucky State; Ora- 
torial Declamation, Kentucky 
State; Kentucky Orator ial Dec- 

by the flapping solidarity of the 
scenes, and the obvious inade- 
quacy of the lighting employed. 
Others before him had seen the 
faults but it was left for him 
to begin the miracle of effective 

At about this time the great 
Richard Wagner had returned 
from exile to the Beyruth Fes- 
tival Theatre. He and Adolf 
Appia together sought to weave 
about the Teutonic mythologies 
a theatrical production employ- 
ing all the revolutionary ideals 
they had conceived. Appia's 
designs were more far reaching 
than any of his contemporaries 
suspected .since they influenced 
not only the productional ele- 
ments of theatre, but the very 
architectural form of the theatre 

In America there have been 
only a few scene designers of 
importance, because the field is 
very new and there were so 
few to point the way. Robert 
Edmond Jones, Donald Oens- 
lager, Woodman Thompson, and 
Lee Simonson were among the 
first; and today the second gen- 
eration of American scene de- 
signers is active in the theatre. 
Howard Bay, Lawrence Gold- 
wasser, and Joseph Meilziner 
are carrying on the traditions of 
their teachers. 

The work they have done has 
been good. The theatre today 
has outstripped the playwright, 
and the designer's theatre is 
far in advance of the plays that 
are being written for it. The 
technical theatre under the 
guidance of the scene designer 

lamation, Kentucky State; and 
second place in Woman's Di- 
vision of Oratorial Declamation 
at George Washington Memo- 
rial Tournament of five states 
at Emory and Henry College, 

movements have joined in this 
search for a new theatre form 
and realized the value and im- 
portance of the theatre in their 
curriculums and communities. 

What is the art that has made 
possible the rapid advancement 
of the theatre all over the 
world in the past twenty years? 
It is founded on the precept 
that the stage is a three dimen- 
sional space, out of which a 
three dimensional setting must 
be carved which will enhance 
the mood and atmosphere of the 
play, and assist the actors and 
the playwright to present a 
plastic representation of their 
ideas. This precept of the 
three dimensional does not end 
with the physical setting, but 
must be carried out in color, 
rhythm, and balance of pigment 
and light. We believe today 
that we can go even further and 
suit theatre form to the play, 
and treat actor, playhouse, and 
audience as a unit to be in- 
fluenced by subtle changes of 
what I can only describe as a 
fluid setting made of light and 
scenery. This fluidity will be 
achieved largely by light. 

Nonetheless, we who work in 
technical theatre do not deal 
entirely with ethereal ideas and 
plans for the future 1 — our work 
includes many arts and crafts 
with which it is essential that 
we be thoroughly familiar. The 
scene designer is not an interior 
decorator, nor a painter, nor a 
sculptor, but he must be thor- 
oughly familiar with the arts 
and crafts of all of these fields. 
In addition he must be schooled 
in the use of a medium foreign 
to all three — the theatre, and 
especially the theatre of emo- 

The creation of a setting for 
KIND LADY has been going 
on for some time, starting with 
Continued on Page 7 

Radio In Wartime 

By Mr. D. JONES 

When the world goes to war, 
the women of the world are 
called upon to do many things 
they normally are not asked or 
expected to do. As the men go 
into Army, Navy, and Marine 
Corps, the women will take over 
jobs and responsibilities the 
men leave behind them. Radio 
will be one of the most im- 
portant fields in which they 
will be called upon to serve. 

In radio the services can 
easily be divided into two gen- 
eral headings: engineering and 
production. In the engineering 
control — you will be called upon 
to serve the American people. 
The government alone will ab- 
sorb many hundreds of thou- 
sands of radio engineers in the 
continental United States to re- 
pair the equipment that goes to 
war — and to service the vast 
systems which produce that 
equipment. The privately 
owned and operated stations 
and networks will absorb many 
more in the same type of work. 
The demands are already being 
made and women today are 
^stepping into those jobs. 

Many of us forget radio pro- 
duction and the service it ren- 
ders daily to the American 
people and the world at large. 
Whole corporations and indus- 
tries depend for example, on 
the time signals sent out over 
the air waves at fifteen-minute 
intervals twenty-four hours a 
day. The demands will be 
heavy on women to do this 
work, in fact those demands 
are also already being made. 

Still another and probably an 
equally important factor in ra- 
dio in war time is the morale 
service to the Armed Forces and 
to the people on the home front. 
Programs are designed daily to 
stimulate interest in War Bond 
sales, Red Cross Aid, Volun- 
teer War Work Committees, 
and a hundred other worth- 
while causes. Programs are also 
designed for purely entertain- 
ment and morale building pur- 
poses, and are piped halfway 
around the world. 

Since many of the key men 
have already been called into 
service, now is the time to 
prepare yourselves for the po- 
sitions you will be asked to 
fill. At Mary Washington Col- 
lege we seek to stress the im- 
portance of learning the fullest 
use of the medium of radio, and 
of learning all phases of the 
work, and learning it the way 
it is being done in professional 
Continued on Page 7 

Local Radio Man 
In "Kind Lady" 

Archie Smith as Peter Sant- 
ard in "Kind Lady" is cute, 
twenty-four and bashful! When 
asked if he had a girl, he just 
said, "Hey! that's not fair. You 
can't ask me anything personal 
like that." But he turned a 
beautiful scarlet so I'll leave it 
up to you to decide. Does he 
have a girl? 

Perhaps M. W. C. best knows 
Archie as one of the radio an- 
nouncers over WFVA, but you'll 
soon remember him as Peter 
Santard in KIND LADY. 
Peter is a light-hearted, happy- 
go-lucky American in England 
and Archie is perfect for the 
part. He's had lots of experi- 
ence in dramatics. He was in 
high school plays in Fredericks- 
burg, and in the Virginia Play- 
ers at the University of Vir- 
ginia. He has studied under 
the direction of the Russian 
Actress Nina Soloma, who cre- 
ated the role of Anna Karena in 
St. Petersburg. Then he worked 
under the direction of Michael 
Chekhou with the Chekhou 
Theatre Players in New York 


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Friday, December 11, 1942 

Above are the entrants in the annual Doll Show sponsored by 
the Freshman Commission. In the center of the table is the winning 
doll, made by Betty Lou Loftis' group. The rag dolls presented a 
colorful and original display in the cross-halls of Virginia Hall. 

Mr. Weiss Writes To 
Us From Wisconsin 

Mr. Harold Weiss of the Dra- 
matics Department is on leave. 
We are printing the following 
letter from him as an interview. 

1211 Garfield St. 
Madison, Wis. 

Dec. 5th, 1942. 
"First let me tell the editor 
how much I enjoy the issues of 
The Bullet that I've receive! 
out here in Madison. It really 
brings back vividly all the de- 
lightful memories of Freder- 
icksburg and Mary Washington 

"Now for my history! I 
graduated from high school in 
Los Angeles, Calif, and got my 
A. B. and M. A. from Colorado 
State College of Educatio» in 
Greeley, Colorado. While there 
I was president of the Dramatic 
club and member of Phi Chapter 
of Alpha Psi Omega. 

"For five summers I was 
business manager, assistant di- 
rector of The Little Theater of 
the Rockies. During this time 
I played in some twenty-five 
plays, including "Winterset," 
"Journey's End," "Boy Meets 
Girl," .... etc. etc. 

of continuous service, in the 
country. They have a staff of 
35 paid technicians, script 
writers and program workers. 

"My work is quite enjoyable 
— if a little stiff at times. I've 
given two make-up demonstra- 
tions in different parts of Wis- 
consin for high school confer- 
ences and enjoy everything but 
the extreme cold. It has been 
5° below zero for the past week 
and everyone is out skiing and 
skating. I borrowed a pair of 
skates yesterday and had a great 
time decorating my body with 
assorted bruises. 

"I would certainly like to hear 
from my friends in Fredericks- 
burg and Mary Washington 

Sincerely yours, 

Harold Weiss." 

M. W. To Lose 
"Blues Singer" 

Four feet eleven and one- 
fourth (and don't forget the 
one-fourth!), eyes of blue, blond 
iair and loads of personality. 
All of this and much more 
make up Nina Ruth Zirkle, 
better known as "Twink," the 
little lady who entertained us 
a few weeks ago with "Barrel 
House Bessie" and "This Is 
Worth Fighting For." 

"Twink" comes, to us from 
Petersburg, Virginia. She grad- 
uated from Dinwiddie High 
School where she sang with the 
high school dance band. 
"Twink" began her musical 
career at the age of four when 
?he sang "Diana" in a minstrel 
>how. At seven she began sing- 
ing popular songs on the Sally 
Sothern Program over WRVA in 
Richmond and did so until she 
was twelve. Her favorite song 
is "Stars Fell On Alabama." 

This summer "Twink" joined 
the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, 
Virginia where she played her 
favorite part as the ten-year 

Colorful Murals 
Catch The Eye 

What's the first thing that 
strikes your eye as you enter 
Monroe? Murals! Murals! 
Beautiful and artistic murals! 
Mr. Schnellock and his class of 
14 young ladies are entitled to 
a great deal of praise. 

When the mural students first 
entered the class, they had as 
their introductory practice the 
job of painting the state seals 
on either side of the doorways 
as well as painting the small 
state flags. In doing this work, 
they acquainted themselves with 
the problems of mural painting. 

At the present time, the mural 
students are painting state 
seals. A seal has been allotted 
to each student. They have 
made large sketches and have 
transferred them to the walls 
Eighteen are completed and a 
few more are almost completed. 

Mr. Schnellock informed us 
that these murals must have a 
"quite professional" appearance. 
Since the students don't even 
pretend to be professional paint- 

old," Lee, ^ttaTpUy "Guwt in IE!"— -^P !?£?- fe - ^ 

Marilyn Graves Wins 
Third In State 
Poster Contest 

At the recent poster exhibi- 
tion held in Richmond in con- 
nection with the State Edu^- 
"Then after hree years 1 1 tion meeting, hundreds of post- 
supervisor of English and Dra- ! ers were submitted from all parts 
matics at The Gilcrest teacher- j ol the state - 

training center, I came to Mary ' Marilyn Graves, vice-presi- 
Washington College. You prob- j dent, Art Club, won third prize 
ably can fill in the record of our | f °r her poster entitled "You 
productions with the Mary j Can Buy Freedom." 
Washington Players and Alpha The prize winning posters 
Psi Omega." (Mr. Weiss was ' have been shipped to Washing- 
the sponsor of the Mary Wash- ton to the Treasury Department 
ington Players; he took the lead- where they will be photographed 
ing role in many of our plays, and exhibited in connection with 
such as "The Shining Hour," and the war effort 
"Jane Eyre"; and he was di- It is interesting to note that 

rector of many productions.) 

all 5 posters submitted by Mary 

"At present I'm working on Washington girls were included 
my Ph. D. at the University of j in the group sent to the Treas- 
Wisconsin and have just re- ; U ry Department, 
ceived a scholarship to help pay j The girls who made posters 
expenses. I'm also teaching a , under Miss Duggan's supervision 
class in speech at the school of were: Marilvn Graves (won 
Agriculture here. A month or , 3rd prize), Nancy Aitcheson, 
so ago I played a role in The Nancy Lee Tucker. Jeannette 
University Players production of , Harrison, Betty Taylor. 
"What Every Woman Knows" | Dr. Alvey. who was present 
(Scotch Dialect). In my spare j at the meeting, has requested 
time? I've i lied in with roles that all prize-winning posters 

the House." After the season 
was over "Twink" was offered 
a screen test with 20th Century 
Fox and scholarships to two dra- 
matic schools in New York, one 
of which was the Neighborhood 
Playhouse where she expects to 
go after Christmas. 

"Twink" is majoring in Dra- 
matics here and is a special 
student. Her main ambition is 
to be a good Shakespearean 
actress but when questioned 
further about it "Twink" 
laughed and said, "It looks 
like I'll probably end up by 
being a musical comedienne." 
She is also interested in radio 
work and thinks that she will 
probably do more radio than 
stage work for "whoever saw 
a Lady Macbeth who was four 
feet eleven and one-fourth." 

"Twink's" favorite hobby is 
jitterbuggii g with eating run- 
ning a close second. However 
J she would rather jitterbug than 
eat when she's hungry and 
"that's saying a lot." "Twink" 
fully appreciates the value of 
money and would like some day 
to be able to hold a million dol- 
lars in her hand and say "it's 
all mine." The smell of new 
books, the sound of applause, 
and walks in the rain, also, 
make up three of the many of 
"Twink's" diversions. 

Twink seems to be a girl of 
many talents. She often en- 
tertains her roommates by go- 
ing through the motions of 
leading a band which is on a 
recording. She has only to 
listen to the record once, and 
then, as one of her roommates 
described it, "She seems to pull 
the music out of the air." 

Marie Kennedy and Edith 
Mays share 242 in Virginia with 
"Twink," so drop in when you 
are feeling blue and "Twink's" 
quick wit and "fetching" per- 
sonality will have you feeling 
like new in no time. 

ficulties ahead of them. He be 
lieves, however, that they will 
be trained to surmount them. 
Opposite the map of Virginia 
the students have painted a Vir- 
ginia coat-of-arms which dates 
from the period when Virginia 
was a British Dominion. 

Modern Dances 
Present "Dance 


in radio plays from WHA. I'm 
also carrying a course in radio 

be sent to this college to be 
placed on exhibition when the 

engineering here besides classes Treasury Department has fin 
in Voire Science, Speech Pathol- ished with them. 

ogy, etc. The theater here isi 

one of the most beautiful, mod- DEVOTIONALS 
ern, and best equipped in the An outstanding Christmas pro- 
country. It was designed by ■ gram has been planned for De- 
Lee Simonson and seats about votionals Sunday night. The pro- 
1300. There are three or four , gram, entitled "Peace On Earth, 
other . theaters here that are ; Goodwill to Men" will be varied! 
used by various playing groups, ( There will be a solo by Marjorle 
hut Wisconsin is particularly Lou Davis, a tableau, violin music, 
proud of WHA. and a dramatic monologue by the 

"It is one of the finest radio 
stations in the country and en- 

popular and able Peggy Moran. 
Those who attend can look for- 

Scventy-three students are 

The Beginners, Intermediate 
and Advanced Classes in Mod- 
ern Dance, and the Junior and 
Senior Dance Clubs participated 
in a "Dance Symposium" in the 
Gymnasium on Wednesday eve- 
ning, Dec. 9th. 

The first half of the program 
consisted of techniques in which 
the dancers participated. The 
second half of the . program was 
composed of original dances pre- 
sented by students from the 
various classes. 

Miss Marion |Chauncey, Mr. 
Emil Schnellock and Mr. Levin 
Houston II, were the Judges. 
Intermediate awards went to 
1. Gymnopaedi, 2. The Marion- 
ettes. Beginner's awards went 
to 1. 1942, 2. The Women. In- 
structor — Mildred P. Stewart. 




I. The Clockwork Dancers — 
"The Clockwork Dancer" — 
Eugene Goosens; Martha Selec- 
man, Nancy Lee Shugart, Donna 
Shearer, Betty Woodward, Merle 
Updyke, Frances Shirley. 

II. The Women — No Accom- 
paniment — Anne Marshall, 
Dorothy Holiday, Nan Gates, 
Natalie Tallman, Nancy Fitch. 

III. Physically Busy — Dance 
of the Flutes — Nutcracker Suite 
— Tschaikowsky — Helen Balash, 
Louise Cornell, Mary Lou Hev- 
erley. Jo Hutt. Anne Richard, 
son. Dorothy Jane Smith. 

IV. Dance in % Pattern — 
Dance of the Flutes — Mary Lon 

Disc Dust 

For the best way to start the 
Yuletide Season off right, try 
beginning each day by hum- 
ming that smoothie that's been 
hogging the Hit Parade of late, 
you're in the market for a disc 
of the same, you can't go wrong 
with Charlie Spivak's rendition 
of it and YESTERDAY'S GAR- 
DENIAS (Columbia 36649).— 
Do you know what's the 'solid- 
ist' thing that ever 'twirled a 
turban'? Why, none other than 
self! Harry James does it up 
right for Columbia (36650), 
along with Helen Forrest doing 
on the other side. — And speak- 
ing of Mister James, his I HAD 
tops! Mrs. McAfee's li'l boy 
Johnny is plenty good himself, 
in vocalizing A POEM SET TO 
MUSIC (Columbia 36659).— In 
our column of 'oldies', we can't 
overlook the number that's 
making its comeback in the C. 
Shoppe these days, namely, 
NIGHT, backed up by one of 
the best things that Boogie 
Woogie has ever produced, 
The twosome is rendered by Will 
Bradely and his Orchestra, fea- 
turing Ray McKinley, the man 
who massages the skins. ... If 
you're looking for a nifty num- 
ber for your Christmas shopping 
list, by all means, don't over- 
look one of Harry James' latest, 
topped off by CONSTANTLY, a 
nicer couplet can't be found. 



tirely run by the University, j ward also to singing carols — fav- 
No advertising comes over its orites all. Devotionals will be all 
microphone and it is reported I too brief, beginning at 7 Sunday 
to be the oldest station, in pointevening in Monroe. 

holding undergraduate cash don James, Bettv Atkins, Jeanne 
scholarships for the 1942-43 Ketchum, Provi Keelan, Bever- 
schhol year at the University ley Beadles, Lynn Bennett, 
of Wisconsin. Marion Brook. 

V. 1942— Pacific 231 — Hon- 
negar — Imogene Garrett, Diana 
Arakelian, Marjorie Smith, Mary 
Morrow, Becky MacGill, June 
MdCully, Dorothy Potts 

VI. Dawn — Street Scene — Al- 
fred Newman — Ann Martin 
Phyllis Costuma, Betty Pratt, 
Dot Lyons, Ann Pollard, Augus- 
ta Kirberger, Barbara Linde. 

VII. A Day in the Life of a 
Wooden Soldier — Parade of the 
Wooden Soldiers — Victor Her- 
bert — Penny Chapman, Clara 
Atkinson, Dorothy Hiers, Thelma 
McGaw, Dorothy Ballentine. 

VIII. Versatile Dollies — Gol- 
liwog's Cakewalk — Debussy — 
Edna Powell, Jean Slee, Cleo 
Chelekis, Grace Bailey, Jane 

* * * i 


There is a manpower prob- 
lem in Germany with tragic- 
overtones. Preparations are re- 
ported under way for profession- 
al military training of boys 14 
and 15 years old. 

* * * 

The survey of handicapped 
persons also included provision 
for study of the use of women 
in industry. It was found that 
— with proper training — they 
could perform the duties of a 
majority of industrial jobs. 

One ordnance plant already 
has hired women for 50 per 
cent of its jobs. Their work is 
high grade and sometimes su- 
perior to that of men. 


Senior To Fly 
To Puerto Rico 

It's back to the home country 
by plane for one of the M. W. C, 
"Christmas Graduates." Emma 
Rose Levy ,who is completing her 
course here, has word that she has 
a place in an Army-controlled Pan- 
American Clipper from Miami to 
Puerto Rico after December 21 "to 
be home by Christmas." The trip 
will be expensive and did, she ad- 
mits, require a bit of string pull- 

Emma Rose came to Mary 
Washington in September, 1939, 
and has not been out of this coun- 
try since. She says the first three 
months were the only hard ones, 
and was amazed when asked if 
she liked Mary Washington. "My 
goodness, what a question! — it has 
been my home, hasn't it?" This in 
the crisp accent of a girl who hag 
spent the terms here and the vaca* 
tions "wherever I was asked" for 
more than three years. This fall 
she has been in Bowling Green 
doing apprentice teaching in Home 

Last summer, Emma says, she 
was offered a job in West Virginia, 
planning meals, playing house- 
keeper, and "then, you know, be- 
ing nice" to a group of Air Cadets. 
She considered herself "too young 
a mother for the boys," but it was 
pretty tempting not to come back 
to earning "fifteen credits and aa 
pay." Emma has not found a man 
simply because there's "too much 
merchandise to pick from." Her 
(;parkling speech has made her 
delightful company. She goes back, 
regretting a little, and yet glad to 
be going home. We shall miss her 
and remember her as one who 
made a real "non-stop flight" 
through Mary Washington. 


II. The Marionettes — Dance 
of the Sugarplum Fairy — 
Tschaikowsky — Jane Trevvette,, 
Betty Hughes, Doris Scott. 

III. Gymnopaedia — Gymno- 
pedie — Satie — Pat Henry, Sarah 
Gifford, Marianette Klinesmith, 
Ida Barbara Wilson. 

IV. The Fire Dancer-Ritual 
Fire Dance — Manuel DaFalla — 
Margaret Hudson, Sara Davis, 
Marguerite Ford. 

V. The Suicide — The Suicide 
— Edna St. Vincent Millay — 
Reader: Betty McCausland; 
Louise Cook, Ruth. Miller, Vir- 





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Basketball Season Starts 
After Holidays-Let's Play 

Play For 
Your Dorm! 

The basketball season of 
1942-43 will begin January 14 
with the Dormitory games. 
There will be thirteen differ- 
ent teams: three from Frances 
Willard; three from Virginia; 
one from Ball, one from the 
combination of Custis and Madi- 
son; one from Betty Lewis; two 
from Westmoreland; and two 
town teams. Managers for 
these teams have been appointed 
by the student head of basket- 
ball, Kathleen Harrison. 

There are a few regulations 
for those who intend to play 
basketball winter quarter. It is 
up to the manager of each team 
to enforce these points. 

1. Those girls who made 
class teams last year may not 
play on a dormitory team. 

2. One girl may play on only 
one team. 

3. All games are to begin at 
7:15 P. M. sharp. 

4. All officials, student coach- 
es, and teams come at 7:00 so 
that each team will be ready 
to start their game promptly. 

5. In case a team is not ready 
at 7:15 P. M.< the referee shall 
have the right to declare the 
game forfeited by that team. 

6. The managers should be 
very careful to check up on the 
physical condition of each mem- 
ber of her team regularly. No 
person should be allowed to play 
if there are any physical ail- 
ments. If there are any ques- 
tions concerning the condition 
of a player, the manager should 
see Miss Hoye or Kathleen Har- 

7. Managers should make an 
appointment with Dr. Scott to 
have every member of her team 
physically checked. Report back 
to Kathleen Harrison when this 
has been done. This must be 
completed before they can par- 
ticipate. If anyone wishes to 
get a check-up at home during 
Christmas and bring a slip back 
saying that this has been done, 
that too will serve the purpose. 
The managers for each team 
have been appointed and are 
as follows: 1st floor Willard- 

Hockey Season 
Draws To Close 


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The hockey season has closed 
with the DEVIL-GOAT game as a 
climax. We all know the outcome 
of that so we won't go into the 
subject of scores. This article is 
just to point out the people who 
did their utmost to make the sea- 
son a most successful one. 

First of all, there is Miss Hoye, 
instructor in Physical Education 
here at Mary Washington. With- 
out her untiring efforts and in- 
terest in after school hockey, there 
probably would have been the 
same situation this year as there 
was last year. To make hockey 
more interesting and provide time 
for the traditional games between 
the Devils and the Goats, she com- 
bined her classes and fitted the 
occasions into her schedule. 

Second our vote of thanks go to 
"Bebes" Hansell, student director 
of hockey for the Athletic Associ- 
ation. She arranged the games, 
appointed people to do things, and 
saw that everything ran smoothly. 
No games without her! 

Third, we salute the captains of 
the four teams who played in the 
tournament. They were Anita 
Devers, Marilyn Price, Ginger 
Sherlock, and Gene Senecal. The 
last set of tournament games were 
played in real style. 

Fourth, to Marilyn Price and the 
members of the Officiating Board, 
we say 'thanks'! They did a good 
job in providing student officials 
for the games. This is the first 
year that we have had a hockey 
officiating board on the campus 
and it was very successful. 

Fifth, we give a cheer to the 
two girls who were captains of the 
DEVIL-GOAT teams for the big 
game. They both play a mean 
game of hockey and we aren't 
kiddin'. They were Anita Devers 
and Ginger Sherlock! 

Don't forget, we wlil be around 
next fall for some more hockey 


Betty B. bet Mr. Walther it 
wouldn't snow. Had she won, she 
would have been the first one to 
ride Haw Smiles since his return 
from Norfolk. Too bad Betty. 
We've heard of a 2 year old colt 
here in F'burg named Betty. She's 
a good jumper. Saturday, Kitty 
learned how not to kick a horse. 
She learned the hard way. Jean 
Hopkins finally broke her record. 
Tar Baby was the first to land 
her on the ground. 

All our old friends, the horses 
we have all missed this fall, have 
returned from war duty in Nor- 
folk, and they all look grand. Ap- 
parently Uncle Sam took good 
care of them. Mr. Walther is la- 
menting the extra poundage they 
have acquired, especially My 
Thrill. She needs reducing. 

Have you met Danny, the new 
4 year old thoroughbred? His con- 
formation is surpassed only by 
Bachelor Boy. Danny's is a racing 
past. Last year he was the fastest 
starting colt at Pimlico. It's nice 
to have a celebrity in the barn. 

May all you Jocks have the 
merriest Christmas yet, and a 
super vacation to you all. 


--But Laundry Problems? HO! 

Even a Freshman soon learns how to handle Laundry 
Problems — just send your laua'ry home by Railway 
Express — and have it returned to you the same way. 
You'll find it's really no problem at all. 

Low rates include pick-up and delivery at no extra charge, 
within our regular vehicle limits, in all cities and principal 
towns. Your laundry can be sent prepaid or collect, as you 
choose. Psst! Send and receive baggage, gifts, etc. the 
same convenient way. 






Tennis Finalists 

Dot. Harris, Student Tennis 
Chairman for the Athletic As- 
sociation has announced the 
winners of the Fall Tennis 
Tournament. They are: 

Singles: Eileen K. Murray 
winning for the Goats. 

Doubles: Peg Morfen and Mr. 
Nicks of the Commerce faculty. 
Miss Moran is a Devil. They 
played Sue Fuss and Ruth Hur- 
ley in the finals and won 6-2; 

they decided to take over the 
duties as butler and housekeep- 
er, respectively. Mr. Edwards 
is pretty well satisfied with his 

SaUv" Heritage"; 2nd* floor WH- position because it seems he has 
owiiy "" 1 ' . o-j *i -1<» hie nnccoeeinn information 

lard-^Jack Brown; 3rd floor j in his possession information 

Willard — Kitty Heuer; 1st floor 
Virginia — Evelyn Robinson; 2nd 
floor Virginia — Anita Devers; 
3rd floor Virginia-— Dot Harris; 
Ball — Virginia Sherlock; Custis 
and Madison — Lucy Johnson; 
Cornell — Eleanor Packard; Bet- 
ty Lewis — Mickey Mills; West- 
moreland — not appointed as yet; j 
1st Town team — Bobby Hill; 
2nd Town team — Mavis Bradder. 
All girls who wish to play on 
one of these teams, please see 
the girl who has been appointed 
manager for your dormitory or 
floor . We should have a big 
basketball season this year. All 
you girls who are interested in 
basketball but can't play on a 
team, come over to the gym to 
see the games. Support your 
team and watch THE BULLET 
for announcement of the games. 

that can be used to blackmail 
Miss Herries. 

There is also a love interest 
between Phyllis Glenning, Mary 
Herries' niece, and Peter Sant- 

The play has a prologue, three 
acts, and an epilogue. The set- 
ting of the play is in Montague 
Square, London. 

What happens when Henry 

Stage Designing 

Continued From Page 5 

the designs for the whole pro- 
duction — not only scenery, but 
lighting, costumes, and make-up, 
all worked out in conjunction 
with the style of production de- 
cided upon by the director, who 
has in turn designed the effects 
to be produced by the actors. 
New materials have been or- 
dered and a new setting has 
been built. Since no scene is 
right for even two moments of 
a single play — it can not be right 
for two plays. Within a single 
play the scene is changed by 

rang of thieves sp i n light and costumes, ever moving 
their web around Mary Herries? ever different; and between 

Come to see KIND LADY **™ j^Jf^tl h f 
and find outk! 

January 16th — Date 

Continued From Page 1 

of "Angel Street" and "Guest in 
the House" now on Broadway. 

Mary Herries, the "KIND 
LADY", feels the pang of char- 
ity one late Christmas Eve, 
and brings into her home out 
of the cold night a tall, dark, 
stranger, Henry Abbott. 

Miss Herries chances ot meet 
again with Henry Abbott when 
he comes to her house to sell 
some cheap paintings. By this 
time, the audience can see the 
threads of the web begin to spin 
about Mary Herries. Slowly 
but surely the gang of thieves 
move in on her. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwards and 
their daughter, came to vis 

Radio In Wartime 

Continued From Page 5 

radio studios— in order to fit 
you best for a job and not for 
a training school. 

It is patently impossible to 
present any far reaching survey 
of radio in three months, and 
for that reason the work is 
planned more on a yearly basis. 
Yet every effort is made to make 
it possible for the student to 
start in any quarter and com- 
plete her work over a period of 
three quarters and to learn in 
that time the fundamentals of 
radio engineering control, studio 
management and organization, 
radio script writing, and radio 
production and direction. We 
are seeking to give experience 
on every type of program by 
actually presenting on the air 
professional conditions 

built and reworked into a more 
perfect setting . for another 

In stock production, which is 
really what we are doing here 
at college, the units that are 
built and painted for one show 
must last for many others. The 
designers' drawings have been 
worked into technical drawings, 
and the technical drawings have 
in turn been worked into wood 
and canvas, paint and glue. 
When the vacation is over, the 
scenery will be moved into the 
theatre, set up, and the lighting 
carefully worked out. In the 
long and arduous hours of 
technical rehearsals ahead, the 
actors and the technical staff 
will work together to prepare a 
unified, skillful, and emotion- 
ally moving drama. It is our 
earnest hope that KIND LADY 
will be only one of many fine 
productions at Mary Washing- 
ton College. 

Social Dancing 
Class "Subs" 
Formal Dance 
For Final Dance 

The Social Dancing Class under 
the leadership of Miss Stwart is 
giving a formal dance Saturday 
night instead of taking an ordinary 
written examination. 

The students decided it would 
be a "White Christmas Ball" and 
the entire planning of this exam 
project is to be done by the stu- 
dents under various committees: 

Chairman of the Dance, Staria 
Douros; head of finance, Jane 
Keefer; head of music, Margery 
Wheatly; head of figure, Lucille 
Young; head of invitations, Fran- 
ces Rice; head of refreshments, 
Lura Korth; head of clean-up, 
Nancy Eilett. 

Each student is inviting a guest 
and invitations have been issued to 
the faculty as follows: 

Dr. and Mrs. Combs, Dr. and 
Mrs. Alvey, Mrs. Bushnell, Miss 
Tiirman, Mr. and Mrs. Donald 
Jones, Dr. Norman Reid, Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm .McDermott, Mr. and 
Mrs. Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Levin. 
Houston III, Dr. & Mrs. Bauer, Dr. 
Mary Baker, Miss Spiesman, Miss 
Hoye, Dr. and Mrs. Hobart C. 
Carter, Dr .and Mrs. C. H. Frick, 
Dr. and Mrs. Earl Insley, Mr. and 
Mrs. R. Kirby, Dr. and Mrs. Al- 
mont Lindsey, Mr. and Mrs. Fred 
C. Miller, Dr. and Mrs. A. Peirce, 
Mr. Emil Schnellock, Mr. and Mrs. 
Wm. Walther, Mr. and Mrs. Ron- 
ald Faulkner, Dr. and Mrs. Wm. 
Castle, Dr. and Mrs. James H. 

consistently popular in annual 
surveys. By presenting these 

Peanut Week Invites Fun 

Continued From Page 1 

for examination headaches, of 
course. One patriotic girl sent a 
defense stamp. There were cigar- 
ettes, soap, safety pins, rubber 
bands, lipsticks, and pencils. One 
lucky had a mysterious telephone 
call from her shell. 

Then of course there were oodles 
and oodles of verses — some good, 
some bad. A cute one this: 

Oh Clementine, 

Oh Peanut-Mine, 

Wilt thou be 

My Valentine? 

Merry Christmas. 
A pretty girl with blond hair 
received this one: 

Long, blond hair 

Sure gets the men. 

All I can say 

Is A-men. 
Peanut Week is a yearly in- 
stitution here at MWC. and each 

The Outing Club 
Wants You! 

Most of you have heard of 
the hikes that are held on Sat- 
urday afternoons. Many of 
you have asked whether those 
hikes are open to anyone or 
just to members of a club. The 
answer is — anyone is welcome 
and the more — the merrier! 

Each starts at 2:30 P. M. at 
the Flagstone Walk and is led 
by a member of the Outing Club. 
Not only the hikes themselves, 
but membership in the Club is 
open to anyone — anyone who 
shows that she is interested In 
hiking, the great out-doors, and 
the country around Fredericks- 
burg. For the members there 
are special meetings in the form 
of supper or breakfast hikes and 

This fall the club was not as 
active as usual because of the 
flood, bad week-end weather, 
and the small number of mem- 
bers who are back this year. 
During the winter, however, the 
club hopes to build up an en- 
thusiastic group in preparation 
for an active spring. 

Are you interested? Do you 
like informality? Would you 
like to get away from the cam- 
pus for an afternoon? If so, 
come on and hike! 

Watch the Chandler bulletin 
board. Watch THE BULLET 
for information after the holi- 

Southern Grill Scene of 

Continued From Page 1 

Those in attendance were: 
Misses Barbara Beebe, Joyce 
Davis, Margery Marck, Lois 
Haines, Sallie Roller, Margaret 
Ann Farmer, Rebecca Engleman, 
Mary Alice Azziz, Jean P. Bux- 
ton, Julia Rose, Mary Wallace 
Husky, Charlin Cochran, Savilla 
Tuttle, Constance Pusey, Rose 
H. Gonzales, Jewel Spencer, 
Geraldine Shepherd, Virginia 
| Fenton, Robin Nelson, Donna 
| Shearer, and Dr. George E. 



sional producing organizations, 
surveys. By presenting these the student in radio is learnmg year ^bett,, abetter. As 
programs on the air, breaking in the best way— through practical s 
their daughter, came ^/'S on a network time schedule, and I experience, *9* ™at w na PP ye 

Ada, Henry's poor sick wife, and° n a " cvww 


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College Girls Like 
Our Flowers 

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Caroline and William Sts. 



Merry Christmas 

and a 
Happy New Year 

Betty Washington Inn 

Compliments Of 


Fredericksburg, Va. 


Finer Foods 

Phone 24 Phone 73 

Fredericksburg, Va. 



to THE BULLET Staff 


104 George Street Phone 1201 


913 Caroline Street 

Michaels-Stern Clothes 
Hyde Park Clothes 
Pioneer Suspenders 
Arrow Shirts 
Botany Ties '|J 

Dobbs Hats 
Bostonian Shoes 
Hickok Belts 
Phoenix Hose 

Phone 523 

Work called for and delivered. 

Dry Cleaning 

1006 Main St. Fredericksburg, Va. 


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619 Caroline Street 

We Welcome You As A 

Mary Washington Student 

Visit The 


'Where our prices are always 
the lowest" 

Compliments of 

F. W. Woolworth 
and Co, 

Phone 261 

Hours: 9 to 6 

Nights by Appointment 

Beauty Shoppe 

1011-B Caroline Street 

Permanent Waving - Scalp 
Treatments and Hair Styling 

Martha Forbush 
Fredericksburg, Va. 




For The College Girl 


The Anne Dress 

821 Caroline St. 


Twenty-four hour services on 
all film developing and print- 
ing. Mail orders filled. 




Copying Old Photographs Our 

Challie's Photo 

906 y 2 Caroline St. 

Phone 896-W Box 557 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

Mail orders filled promptly. 

Hilldrup Transfer 


PHONE 234 

24 Hour Taxi Service 


The Commercial State 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

For Christinas 

see the 



YOUR Frlendbj^^"C»vdlt tteivclcrs 




Phone 1250 


Princess Anne Hotel 




Ladies Apparel 


818 Caroline St. 






Thompson's Flower Shop 


722 Caroline Street Phone 266 






Thurs.-Fri.-Sat., Dec. 10-11-12 

John Carroll - John Wayne - 

Anna Lee in 


News - Capt. Midnight No. 5 

Sunday, Dec. 13 
Henry Fonda - Lynn Bari - Don 

Ameche in 

Also Traveltalk - March of Time 
3 Shows— 3 - 7 - 9 P. M. 

Mon.-Tues.-Wed., Dec. 14-15-16 

Tyrone Power - Joan Fontaine 



Also News 

Thurs.-Fri., Dec. 17-18 
Henry Fonda - Gene Tierney in 

Also News - World In Action 

Fri.-Sat., Dec. 11-12 

Don "Red" Barry in 


Also News - Miniature - Our 
Gang Comedy - Gang Busters 

No. 4 m 


Mon.-Tues., Dec. 14-15 

Lloyd Nolan - Marjorie Weaver 



Also News - Cartoon Spider 
Returns No. 8 

Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 16-17 
Bargain Days — 2 Shows for the 

Price of One Admission 
Virginia Bruce - James Ellison 



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Tom Keene in